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Ellie Bird

  • GS
  • DOB: 22/03/1993
  • Height: 196cm

Towering shooter Ellie Bird has continued to make significant strides during her time at the elite level and is back for a fifth season with the Tactix in 2022. Standing at 1.96m, the tallest player in last year’s competition, Bird was a telling presence under the Tactix hoop, her increased strength adding another dimension to her physical presence, mobility and rebounding ability. With the on-going presence of Silver Fern Te Paea Selby-Rickit in the Tactix shooting end, Bird’s improvement has been further enhanced by the steadying and experienced influence of her fellow scorer in the attacking third. At a higher level, Bird has been part of the 2020 NZA team and 2019 All Stars team.

Stats by season

Goals 647
Goal attempts 726
Goal percentage 89.10
Centre pass receives 0
Rebounds (Off) 43
Rebounds 0
Deflections 12
Pickups 16
Intercepts 1
Turnovers 71
Contact penalties 37
Obstruction penalties 10
Total Penalties (contact + obstruction) 47
Minutes played 956
Matches played 16
Feeds 19